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Captain Fred Allison has been in a German Prisoner of War Camp for a long time. It has been two years since he last saw Monica, a girl he met, married and bought a house with in six days before leaving for the front. It has also been a very long time since she had last wrote to him. A month after all the prisoners have been put into lock down after a failed prison break, two things change. One is that the camp gets a new commandant and the other is that Fred's oldest and dearest friend Digby shows up. While Fred is happy to see Digby, he says little about Monica, whom Fred speaks of constantly. Unable to tell Fred that Monica had fallen in love with him, Digby escapes back to his own lines. But because of a murder that occured during his escape, he may be facing the trial of his life and also the trial by Fred who found a letter that Monica wrote to Digby. Written by
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The airplane escape sequence at the end used 75 biplanes and 1,500 people, and was filmed at night. See more »
The story takes place during the World War I years (the 1910s), but all of Margaret Lindsay's clothing and hairstyles are strictly 1933. See more »
Captain Fred Allison:
You're only making things worst for us all! They can't keep us in here for ever! They are bound to let us out of here soon!
Soon, me eye! We been cooped up here over a month! Eatin' and sleepin' like bloomin' pigs! If they don't let us out of this dirty hole, we'll break out, you hear!
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Under-Seen WWI POW Film that is Gritty and Gripping
Obscure WWI Pre-Code Movie Starring Leslie Howard and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It is a Gritty, Violent, and Compelling POW Story Based on a Novel by Sir Philip Gibbs, a Non-Fiction Chronicler of the Great War and a Liberal Spokesperson of the Era.
This is a Gripping, Downer of a Film (as it should be), Peppered by a Love Triangle that is the Nucleus of the Otherwise Nastiness that Goes On and Besides the Prisoners Plight is What Drives the Story.
The Production is Striking and the Darkness of the Situation is Enhanced by the Almost Exclusive Night-Time Shoot. Very Rare in the Early Thirties.
The Result is a Film that Looks and Feels Different From Others of the Era. The Movie is Bookended with Two Rousing Escape Scenes that are Well Choreographed and Brutal.
Overall, This is an Underseen and Virtually Unknown WWI Film that is Sure to Impress When Discovered.
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